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News from Roger's Western Hats

Howdy pardners,

You may be wondering why my website, Roger's Western Hats, has been inactive for some time.  I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last November and due to treatments and surgery I have not been able to maintain my website.

I have been traveling back and forth from Cody, Wyoming to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas for my care since November 2011. The last trip to Houston was for the surgery, which was a tedious 12 hour ordeal.  But, the surgeon removed the tumor and I am now back in Cody undergoing chemo treatments to insure the cancer is gone. I have lost about 50 pounds during the last 6 months and am now trying to gain back the weight and the strength I have lost so I can get my website back online.

I am writing to you now because one of our biggest anxieties is the rising stack of bills for uncovered drugs and chemo treatments plus the transportation and living expenses in Houston. I can't believe we've already made 3 trips to Houston and stayed there for over 2 months with more travel and medical follow ups to come in October. The bills really add up, especially when there is nothing coming in.

My wife, Cher works for the Big Horn Radio Network, which has been very gracious in allowing her to be gone for long periods of time to travel with me and be at my side when I need her the most. They have also been instrumental in setting up a medical expense fund at our local bank in Cody. Many friends have given generously to this account for which we are very grateful.  For those who would like to make a donation, you may do so by sending a check or money order made out to Roger Harrison Medical Expense Fund and mail it to either:

Roger Harrison Medical Expense Fund
c/o The Big Horn Radio Network
PO Box 1210
Cody, WY  82414

Roger Harrison Medical Expense Fund
c/o Pinnacle Bank
1702 Sheridan Avenue
PO Box 218
Cody, WY 82414-0218

If you would like more information about my "journey", click on this link to Caring Bridge, which is an online site where people can connect and share love, hope, and compassion: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit. Site name: rogerharrison

I reckon that's about it for now.  So thank you for anything you can do and God Bless You and Yours.

With sincere appreciation,

Roger & Cher Harrison

Phone: 1-866-282-3053
Fax: 1-866-319-0694
E-mail: roger@rogershats.com